DWS trainees take £10,000 deferral bait

Denton Wilde Sapte has received 13 volunteers for its trainee deferral programme, which offered £10,000 to students to start a year later than originally planned. Initially the firm had contacted all future London trainees (who were due to start in September 2009, March 2010, March 2011 or September 2011) in April, asking them to defer. But after enough trainees came forward from the firm’s September 2009 and March 2010 intakes, the firm’s 2011 cohort has not been asked to defer as originally planned.